CLOSED Job Vacancy: Project Manager

18 December 2019

Post title: Project Manager

Post type: Full-time, fixed-term (24 months); flexible arrangements will be considered

Reports to: Director of Services


About the role

Having recently celebrated our ten-year anniversary, we are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our growing team. The individual will manage the end-to-end project delivery process – covering due diligence, consultant economist support, volunteer economist liaison, project team selection, and monitoring and evaluation of delivered projects. We encourage project managers with a passion for helping other charities to apply for this great role.  The individual will work directly with a great variety of charities based throughout the UK.


Main duties and responsibilities

Project management of core PBE projects:

  • Ensure that projects are successfully delivered
  • Manage the relationship with the charity client and all stakeholders
  • Manage changes to the project scope, schedule and budget; escalate to management as needed
  • Measure and report on project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Perform risk management
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Analyse pre- and post-project survey data, including liaison with our external evaluator
  • Assist in creation of case studies
  • Participation in continuous improvement activities
  • Assist with development of new service deliverables
  • Assist with business development activities

Other duties

  • Any other duties as deemed reasonable by the line manager


About you

We are looking for an exceptional candidate with at least three years of experience working in a project management environment.

Essential characteristics include:

  • Proven project management skills and proven experience of delivering high quality projects on time and to budget;
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and experience of developing professional relationships;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • A commitment to quality and accuracy;
  • An aptitude for self-motivation and independent working;
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent;
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office; and
  • A commitment to PBE’s work with charities to drive wellbeing improvements in the UK.

Desirable characteristics include:

  • Experience working with CRM systems; and
  • Knowledge of/experience in the voluntary sector.

Application process

To apply: Please submit your CV with a cover letter (no more than two pages) setting out your appropriateness for this role and evidence of the ways in which you meet the essential and desirable criteria listed above to Please also complete and return the equal opportunities monitoring form

Closing date: Monday, 20 January 2020

Interviews: To be held late-Jan/early-Feb 2020

PBE is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity

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About us

Pro Bono Economics (PBE) enables professional economists from across the private, public and third sectors to volunteer their skills to tackle some of the most pressing issues in society. Working with our network of experienced consultant economists, our volunteers help charities and social enterprises understand their economic and social impact and so improve their overall effectiveness. We have worked with over 400 charities across the third sector since our inception in 2009, supporting them with:

  • Advice on how to collect and analyse data;
  • Economic analysis of their programmes and interventions; and
  • Research to support advocacy and campaign work.

We put wellbeing at the core of what we do, and work with charity partners across four key focus areas: education, employability, mental health and poverty. We are very proud of the positive feedback we receive from our partner charities and our volunteers. And those who have worked with us tell us we have helped them to better understand what they do, better communicate the value of what they do to funders and others, and better campaign for positive social change.

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